The Five Major World Religions - John Bellaimey
Explore the intertwined histories and cultures of the major religions: Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?'...
Map of Jewish Deportations
A map showing the deportation of the Jews by the Assyrians.
Star of David on the Walls of Jerusalem
The star is located near the New Gate on the northern part of the walls of Jerusalem.
Amulets from Ketef Hinnom
Two silver amulets with inscriptions to ward off evil. Found at Ketef Hinnom, currently on display in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
The First Christian Missionaries
According to Luke's Acts of the Apostles, the last thing Jesus did before he bodily ascended to heaven was to commission the disciples to 'witness' to his teachings. 'Disciple' meant 'student' and was derived from the various schools of philosophy...
Animated map shows how religion spread around the world
Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are five of the biggest religions in the world. Over the last few thousand years, these religious groups have shaped the course of history and had a profound influence on the trajectory...
Yahweh is the name of the state god of the ancient Kingdom of Israel and, later, the Kingdom of Judah. His name is composed of four Hebrew consonants (YHWH, known as the Tetragrammaton) which the prophet Moses is said to have revealed to...
The Kingdom of Israel occupied that part of the land on the Mediterranean Sea known as the Levant which corresponds roughly to the State of Israel of modern times. The region was known, historically, as part of Canaan, as Phoenicia, as Palestine...
The Passover Papyrus from Elephantine
A papyrus letter, written in Aramaic, from the fortified island of Elephantine in Egypt. The letter was written c. 419 BCE by a Jewish man named Hananiah and is addressed to his brother Jedoniah and the rest of the Jews garrisoned at Elephantine...
Four-Room House Model
Four-Room House (or Israelite Pillared House), Iron Age